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Brooke by DROPS Design

DROPS crochet jacket with mussel pattern in “Alpaca” and “Cotton Viscose”. Size S - XXL

Size: S – M – L - XL – XXL

Finished measurements at chest: 33”-35½”-40”-44”-49½”
Full length: 23 ¼”-24 3/8”-24 ¾”-25 ¼”-26 3/8”

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350-400 g color no 1101, white
and use:
DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
400-450-500-550-600 g color no 01, white

DROPS crochet hook size 4.5 mm [US 7], or size needed to obtain the correct gauge
DROPS crochet hook size 3 mm [US C]for buttons.

DROPS wooden buttons no 502, 5-6-6-6-6 pcs

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pattern type: jackets, pattern/technique: fan pattern, shape: all in one, round yoke, top down, waist shaping,

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GAUGE:
14 dc x 7 rows with 1 strand of each quality = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].
1 repeat of mussel pattern = width approx 11 cm [4 3/8’’].

CROCHET INFO:
At the beg of each round replace the first dc with ch 3. Replace first tr with ch 4.
Finish each round with 1 sl st in 3rd/4th ch from beg of round.

PATTERN: See diagrams M.1 and M.2. The diagram is seen from the RS.

MEASURING TIPS: Because of the weight of the yarn all measurements should be made whilst the garment is hanging.
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BODY:
The jacket is crochet from the top down and back and forth with opening mid front.

Loosely ch 92-97-97-105-113 (includes 3 ch to turn with) on crochet hook size 4.5 mm [US 7] with 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Cotton Viscose (double strands held together).
Crochet next row as follows:
1 dc in 4th ch, *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch*, repeat from *-* (in size M, L, XL and XXL finish with 1 dc in the last ch) = 68-72-72-78-84 dc – see Crochet info.
On next row work 1 dc in each dc and at the same time inc 14-13-10-19-19 dc (inc by working 2 dc in 1 dc) evenly on row (do not inc on 5 dc each side = front bands) = 82-85-82-97-103 dc.
Now crochet 10 rows following chart M.1 (5 dc each side = front bands and are not to be part of diagram, on these sts work 1 dc in each dc).
After chart M.1 there are 190-210-226-242-258 dc on row.
Continue with 1 dc in each dc until piece measures 20-21-23-23-24 cm [8”-8 ¼”-9”-9”-9½”].

Crochet next row as follows:
5 dc on front band, 26-28-31-35-39 dc (= front piece), ch 7-8-8-8-9 (under arm), skip 38-45-45-45-45 dc from previous row (= armhole, sts to be used later for sleeve), 52-54-64-72-80 dc (= back piece), ch 7-8-8-8-9 (under arm), skip 38-45-45-45-45 dc from previous row (= armhole, sts to be used later for sleeve), 26-28-31-35-39 dc ( = front piece), 5 dc on front band.

Next row: crochet 1 dc in each dc and each ch = 128-136-152-168-186 dc.
On next row work 1 dc in each dc and at the same time inc 9-19-21-23-23 dc evenly = 137-155-173-191-209 dc.
Then crochet 1 row with 1 sc in each dc (also on sts on front bands) and then continue following chart M.2 (beg at arrow in diagram).
Work 1 vertical repeat of chart M.2, and begin the second repeat by Arrow B in diagram.
After second repeat om M.2 the piece measures approx 44-45-46-47-48 cm [17 ¼”-17 ¾”-18”-18½”-19”].

Now crochet 3-3-4-4-4 rows of tr as follows (also on front band sts):

Row 1: Remember crochet info!
Work 1 tr in each ch-space, and ch 1 between each tr, finish row with 1 tr in the last st = 64-73-82-91-100 tr + 5 tr on each front band.

Row 2: 1 tr in each tr from previous row, but now ch 2 between each tr (instead of 1).

Row 3: 1 tr in each tr from previous row, but now ch 3 between each tr.
Note – finish size S and M here and skip row 4 below = 64-73 tr + + 5 tr on each front band.

Row 4 (Size L - XL – XXL): 1 tr in each tr from previous row with ch 3 between each tr.
Note - finish size L, XL and XXL here = 82-91-100 tr + 5 tr on each front band.

All sizes:
Now crochet diagram M.2 again (beg at start arrow in diagram).
Note! Crochet row 1 in M.2 as follows to make pattern fit (work 5 front band sts each side as before): 5 band sts, ch 1, 1 dc in the first tr, ch 1, *1 dc in the next tr, ch 1, 1 dc in ch-space, ch 1*, repeat from *-* = 126-144-162-180-198 ch-spaces (i.e. 14-16-18-20-22 repeats of mussel pattern at bottom of jacket). End working the pattern after row 7. Fasten off.


Sleeve:
Crochet from armhole towards bottom edge. Beg mid under arm as follows: crochet 1 sc in the 4th -5th -5th -5th -5th ch of the 7-8-8-8-9 ch worked under the arms on front and back piece.
Ch 3 (= 1 dc) and continue with 1 dc in each ch.
Note! Before continuing working around armhole crochet 1 dc in the transition to avoid a hole. Continue with 1 dc in each dc along armhole and crochet 1 dc in the transition before crocheting 1 dc in the remaining ch under the arm = 47-55-55-55-56 dc.
Crochet in the round like this until sleeve piece measures 9-10-9-9-10 cm [3½”-4”-3½”-3½”-4”].

Now crochet next round as follows:

Size S: Crochet 5 dc mid under arm, continue in M.2 (from start arrow in diagram) = 2 repeats of mussel pattern and finish with 6 dc. Crochet 1 vertical repeat of M.2.
Now crochet 1 row of tr as follows: crochet in the first 5 dc like this: ch 4 (= 1 tr), *1 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 tr in the next dc*, repeat from *-*.
Continue on mussel pattern like this: *ch 1, 1 tr in next dc*, repeat from *-*. Crochet in the last 6 dc like this: *ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 tr in the next dc*, repeat from *-* = 23 ch-spaces.

Size M + L + XL: Ch 3 and continue in M.2 (from start arrow in diagram) = 3 repeats of mussel pattern + 1 dc mid under arm.
Crochet 1 vertical repeat of M.2. Now crochet 1 row of tr as follows: ch 4 (= 1 tr), ch 1, *1 tr in next dc, ch 1*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in 4th ch from beg of round = 27 ch-spaces.

Size XXL: Ch 3 and continue in M.2 (from start arrow in diagram) and finish with 1 dc mid under arm = 3 repeats of mussel pattern + 2 dc mid under arm. Crochet 1 vertical repeat of M.2.
Now crochet 1 row of tr as follows: ch 4 (= 1 tr), ch 1, skip 1 dc, *1 tr in next dc, ch 1*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in 4th ch from beg of round = 28 ch-spaces.

All sizes: Now crochet 7-6-6-6-5 rounds as follows:
ch 4 (= 1 tr), ch 1, 1 tr in the first tr, *ch 1, 1 tr in next tr*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in the 4th ch from beg of round.
After the last round crochet M.2 again (from start arrow in diagram), but crochet the first round as follows to make the pattern fit:

Size S: ch 3 (= 1 dc), *ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-space, ch 1, 1 dc in the same ch-space, ch 1, 1 dc in the next ch-space*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in the 3rd ch from beg of round. There are now 36 ch-spaces (= 4 repeats of mussel pattern at the bottom sleeve edge). Finish M.2 after row 7.

Size M + L + XL: ch 3 (= 1 dc), *ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-space, ch 1, 1 dc in the next ch-space, ch 1, 1 dc in the next ch-space, ch 1, 1 dc in the same ch-space*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in the 3rd ch from beg of round.
There are now 36 ch-loops (= 4 repeats of mussel pattern at the bottom sleeve edge). Finish M.2 after row 7.

Size XXL: ch 3 (= 1 dc), *ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-space, ch 1, 1 dc in the next ch-space, ch 1, 1 dc in the next ch-space, ch 1, 1 dc in the next ch-space, ch 1, 1 dc in the same ch-space*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in the 3rd ch from beg of round. There are now 36 ch-spaces (= 4 repeats of mussel pattern at the bottom sleeve edge). Finish M.2 after row 7.


Button covers:
Crochet covers for 5-6-6-6-6 buttons on crochet hook size 3 mm [US C] with Cotton Viscose as follows:
1st round: ch 2, 16 dc in the first ch and finish with 1 sl st in first dc.
2nd round: 1 sc in each dc and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
3rd round: ch 3, 1 dc in every other sc and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 8 dc
Put button inside cover, sew round the opening and pull tight.

Assembly: Sew on buttons to left front piece as follows:
Size S: 1, 12, 23, 34 and 44 cm [3/8”-4 ¾”-9”-13 3/8”-17 ¼”].
Size M: 1, 10, 19, 28, 37 and 45 cm [3/8”-4”-7½”-11”-14½”-17 ¾”].
Size L: 1, 10, 19, 28, 37 and 46 cm [3/8”-4”-7½”-11”-14½”-18”].
Size XL: 1, 10, 20, 29, 38 and 47 cm [3/8”-4”-8”-11 3/8”-15”-18½”].
Size XXL: 1, 10, 20, 29, 39 and 48 cm [3/8”-4”-8”-11 3/8”-15 ¼”-19”].

Crochet border:
Beg at the bottom of right front band. Crochet 2 sc in each dc up along front band, crochet 1 sc in each dc round neckline and crochet down left front band as described for right front band. At the same time crochet buttonhole loops on right front band as follows: 5 ch, skip approx 2 cm [3/4’’], 1 sc in next st (make sure to position the buttonhole loops in line with buttons on left front band).

Diagram

= 1 ch
= 1 sc
= 1 dc
= 2 dc in 1 dc
= 1 picot (= 3 ch, 1 sc in the first ch)
= this row is described in the pattern, beg by start arrow
= 7th row


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